Paleo Double Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

These paleo chocolate cookies have raw cacao powder inside and raw cacao butter outside. You could also add chopped dark chocolate to the cookies for an even more chocolatey experience :-) I made them with SunButter so they have a bit of “peanut” flavor, but I think they would be even better with raw almond butter. They’re based on the no-bake cookies in Paleo Chocolate Lovers’.

My husband says these cookies look Christmasy. And with Christmas in mind, I wanted to share THIS beautiful message of love with all of my friends who celebrate Christmas, especially with Black Friday coming this week.

The sun is shining again after two cold rainy days, and I’m about to go take a walk and soak it in. I hope you have a great weekend!

Double Paleo Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

egg-free paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free

1/2 cup raw almond butter or sunbutter with no added sugar
1/2 cup packed, soft pitted Medjool dates
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
optional: 1.5 oz finely chopped dark chocolate
40 g raw cacao butter (melted dark chocolate would also work)
1 teaspoon honey

1) Add the almond butter or sunbutter and dates to the food processor with the S blade, and puree.
2) Add the shredded coconut, cacao powder, vanilla and salt, and puree until it starts sticking together.
Optional: Fold in chopped dark chocolate.
3) Use a 3/4 oz (size 40) scoop with a lever or your hands to make 12 balls.
4) Put the cookies on a piece of unbleached parchment paper and freeze for 30 minutes.
5) Meanwhile heat the cacao butter and honey over a double boiler until just melted, then turn off the heat.
6) Spoon the mixture over the cold cookies and chill to solidify. I did this a few times to use up all of the cacao butter.
7) Store in the fridge.

♥, Kelly


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  1. says

    Just what I was looking for. This will go well for my college kids coming home for the holidays who always stand and gaze into the refrigerator. Now they’ll have something to gaze at and grab that’s healthy. Thanks so much!

  2. says

    I was curious if the brand you linked with the recipe is the one you buy? The brand listed in the pale chocolate book is not sold on amazon anymore that I can see..this one has negative reviews about it not being in discs and having shards of glass in it…was concerned by those..anyone else have problems with it?

  3. bob says

    I think no-bake cookies have been calling my name recently, especially with the warm spring weather we have been having. And I finished up the last batch I made a couple of days ago… I guess these are just asking to be road tested ;).

    I liked the sentiment of the video in the link, even if it is a tad preachy (it’s really hard to do that kind of thing well). It reminded me of a post I read last week:

  4. Anonymous says

    These look exactly like my Grandmother’s Christmas Rum Balls :) so maybe you could add a smidgen of rum and I bet they would make a pretty good substitution for hers which are made with vanilla wafers :)

  5. Valerie says

    These look so amazing that I had to give them a try. I Did alter the recipe just a bit. I used 1/2 cup of sunbutter, 1/2 cup of raw almonds and then the rest of the ingredients listed, only I did sub hickory smoked sea salt, I then added all ingredients into a ninja machine, I also added the honey and a touch of molasses. Rolled them into balls and keep refrigerated , didn’t coat them with anything and they are yummy. I Also prefer dark Cocoa, so that is what I used!
    Thanks for the recipe!


  1. […] 18. Double Chocolate Paleo Cookies These double chocolate cookies are made with a blend of almond butter, cocoa butter and pitted dates for a lightly sweetened cookie base. Scoop the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper then top the cookies as you like with shredded coconut, cocoa powder, or a drizzle of coconut cream. […]

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